Allegheny College has received a $1.25 million grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation to establish a Watershed Conservation Research Center (WCRC). Through this new interdisciplinary center, Allegheny College faculty and students will collaborate with community partners to engage in conservation-based research and educational outreach in the upper Allegheny River basin, focusing on the French
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Allegheny College has been awarded a grant of $1,400,294 from the National Science Foundation through the S-STEM (Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) program. The grant will provide scholarships and programmatic support for academic and co-curricular mentoring to 24 academically talented low-income students. “We are very grateful for the support of the National Science
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Allegheny College has received a $48,355 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) through the Digital Humanities Advancement Grant program to support planning efforts to develop a curriculum for intermediate Chinese language and culture that incorporates digital learning tools. The project, titled “An Engaging Digital Curriculum for Intermediate Chinese Language and Culture,” is
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July 1st 2021
Allegheny College has received $93,000 in grants from The Grable Foundation of Pittsburgh and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to support the College’s Creek Connections program, an environmental education outreach effort that brings hands-on environmental education to K-12 schools throughout western Pennsylvania. A $90,000 grant from The Grable Foundation, a foundation dedicated to changing
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May 6th 2021
Today’s computer science students will enter a tech industry that’s coming face to face with issues of bias, equity, openness, accessibility, and privacy. So it’s crucial for those new professionals to understand the ethical implications of the tools and solutions they create, according to Oliver Bonham-Carter and Janyl Jumadinova, both computer science professors at Allegheny
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April 23rd 2021
Allegheny College called on supporters to join together on the College’s 7th Gator Give Day to show current Allegheny students that a powerful community stands with them. And those donors responded with record-setting generosity on April 22. In all, 2,612 supporters made gifts totaling $1,004,425 to Allegheny during the annual fundraising event — shattering Gator
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February 1st 2021
Allegheny College has received a two-year, $100,000 grant to help train Allegheny students in laboratory research that will explore whether a minimal form of life can be created beyond the confines of DNA, the central building block for all life on Earth. Funding for the research project, titled “Toward Creating Alien Life: A Genetic Self-Replicating
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August 29th 2019
Allegheny College has received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to explore how citizen science can help people feel more connected to places in their local communities while developing science learning skills. Benjamin K. Haywood, assistant professor of Environmental Science and Sustainability at Allegheny, will spearhead the research along with Julia K. Parrish,
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June 5th 2019
Allegheny College received a $144,252 grant from the Mozilla Foundation for the Responsible Computer Science Challenge, a partnership of Omidyar Network, Mozilla, Schmidt Futures, and Craig Newmark Philanthropies. Oliver Bonham-Carter, assistant professor of computer science, will direct the grant project, which aims to integrate ethics and social responsibility into undergraduate computer science courses. “Through this
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Allegheny College President James H. Mullen, Jr., announced that the college has received a $7 million challenge gift from Henry and Patricia Bush Tippie to renovate Bentley Hall, the college’s oldest building and the site of its first formal classes. The Fund for Bentley Hall Challenge, a dollar-for-dollar match, already has generated an additional $6.5
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